Introduction to Revelation

Introduction to Revelation

Revelation 1:4-20

I. Message to the Church (4-7)

A. About the Church – literal churches

i. United Message: God (4), Spirit (4), Jesus (5) ii. Grace iii. Peace

Rev. 6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

iv. Love

B. About the Christian (born again) (6)
C. About his Coming – Reference to rapture

1Th. 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

II. Message of Christ (8)

A. Alpha & Omega

1Cor. 15:20 ¶ But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1Cor. 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

B. Always (is, was, is to come)
C. Almighty

III. Message of the Companion, John (9-12)

A. What John heard (9-11)
B. What John Saw (12-17)

Matt. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

C. What John was commanded (17-20)